A totally legit Russian research & development production company that makes actual space suits for real astronauts and ejection seats for Sukhoi and MiG fighter jets has now patented an escape system for light airplanes. »
Oh Russia, land of fascists, suicidal kids, and sexually confused homophobes, you never cease to entertain us. Your dash cams are an endless source of joy and amazement and terror and, most often, just confused emotions. Here's the latest one: A car pushes a police car out of the road, ending a chase A-Team style. » 5/22/14 7:20am 5/22/14 7:20am
Just a couple days ago, the world media and some bewildered journalists got a glimpse of now-departed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych's villa on the Dnieper river, called Mezhyhirya. The sprawling and not-particularly-tasteful residence rests on a 345-acre lot of real estate (a little over half the size of… » 2/24/14 2:52pm 2/24/14 2:52pm
It's the end of the line for the Tupolev Tu-154. This triple-engined medium-range narrow-body airliner was the workhorse of the Soviet Union, but managed to stay afloat long after the fall of communism. While noise regulations banned it from Western Europe quite a while ago, experts say that Tu-154s will serve the… » 2/20/13 3:09pm 2/20/13 3:09pm
What's not to love about a field full of vehicles in various states of decomposition? This sentiment is perhaps even more true when the assortment of family sedans and commercial vehicles are of Russian origin—at least that is what it seems like after looking at these pictures. » 4/22/12 2:00pm 4/22/12 2:00pm
There was a time when windshield wipers were just safety devices used to keep your windshield clear of weather and debris. That time is over. As this Russian genius demonstrates, once you are stuck in the mud windshield wipers can be used for a completely different and arguably more important task—holding your booze.
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